Hazard Knowledge

Effective deployment of appropriate resources may be key to the success or failure of an incident commander’s strategy or plan to resolve incidents. Any failure or delay in requesting the mobilisation of sufficient and appropriate personnel, equipment, specialist skills and other agencies to an incident may:

  • Delay operational intervention
  • Increase the risk to the public, including casualties
  • Reduce the safety of personnel or other emergency responders
  • Result in loss of or damage to property
  • Have a detrimental affect on the environment
  • Affect the reputation of the fire and rescue service
  • Impact on levels of public confidence
  • Delay community recovery